“It’s Complicated” by Dr. Yemonja Smalls

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Provided by the Center for the Arts

It’s Complicated by Dr. Yemonja Smalls Opens Feb. 7 at the Center for the Arts

Exhibit Dates: Feb. 7 to March 27, 2020
Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday, Feb.8, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(Hosted by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)
Join us for live music provided by saxophonist Charles Cannon, door prizes, and refreshments! Receptions are free and open to the public.

Artist Talk: Friday, March 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Book Reading and Signing: Saturday, March 14, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Center for the Arts is pleased to present “It’s Complicated,” featuring emerging Baltimore artist Dr. Yemonja Smalls.

When used to define the relationship, the uttered words “it’s complicated” suggest hidden or unexplained snags, trickiness or entanglement that blur the beauty of the bond. In her first east coast solo show, Yemonja selects and assembles mixed media to convey the complexities that color relationships. In this investigative show, she explores both a metaphorical and literal process of breaking, tearing, hiding, layering and cementing to yield insight into what creates and maintains unions.

Through deconstructed and re-assembled materials, Yemonja presents multifaceted layers of said connections with precision. The chemistry of colors combined are held together, and even in fracture, everything remains whole. She presents reflections of life/death, self-love, soul-ties, and work-life balance, to name a few, for viewer dialogue.



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